Zinsco Electrical Panel Replacements
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Throughout the 1970s and 80s, homes all across the country were built with panels manufactured by a company named Zinsco. While these panels were popular in their day, over time they’ve been found to have a number of potential flaws that could lead to failure, house fires, and even electrical shock injuries. While Zinsco as a company is now defunct, the panels still exist and are commonly in use in homes everywhere, particularly here in the Pacific Northwest. If your home is one of them, we strongly advise reaching out to our Portland electricians as soon as possible and arranging to have your panel replaced with a modern, high-quality, and safe solution.
Problems With Zinsco Panels
Zinsco electrical panels were extremely popular due to their fairly low cost, ready availability, and seemingly quality construction. However, over time, components in these panels have been found to fail. Because electrical panels can see such a great amount of voltage and current constantly, it’s possible for them to build up resistance that could lead to excessive heat and wear. Zinsco panels have been found to be prone to failure, especially as our electrical demands have increased over the years.
Zinsco panel failures have been known to cause:
- Component melting
- Electrical shock
- Electrical surging
While these panels can work fine for years, and many of them still are working perfectly well, the truth is that there’s no way to tell when a panel failure may be imminent. Your panel may seem perfectly fine one day, and the next you’re suddenly dealing with an overheating problem and an electrical panel that may be on the verge of a cascading, catastrophic failure that could cause immense damage to your home. To make matters even worse, when these panels fail, there is a possibility you won’t even be able to shut off your power to stop the process from happening.
Why Choose A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical?
Why should you choose A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical to replace your old Zinsco panel? Because when it comes to your home, we care. We do everything in our power to protect your home and your family, and ensure that you don’t have to stress about a panel failure suddenly causing your house to catch fire. Our installation services are thorough, and our highly-trained Portland electricians are equipped with the tools and training to outfit you with a brand new, well-built, and safe panel that will serve you for decades into the future!
If your home has a Zinsco panel, pick up the phone and call A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical today at (503) 694-3396 and let us help you get the replacement panel you need to make your home safe again.